Landscape Architecture Europe (LAE) presents the sixth yearbook on European practice of landscape architecture: Second Glance.
We are entering the third decade of the 21st century. Will we manage to get tools and techniques in place within this decade which scientists believe is our last chance to undertake action
to ensure a habitable environment? Landscape architects cannot turn the planet into a marvel alone, they cannot prevent catastrophe alone. But they can join forces with other actors to take care
of, to create and to act for resiliency beauty and survival. Care, create and act are the three design actions we identified as foundational for landscape architecture in the fifth edition of
this book series. The sixth edition seeks to build upon this approach. The selection of more than sixty projects all over Europe is presented in four themes:
Europe’s commitment – Working with Grand Challenges;
Europe’s strength – Public Spaces;
Where we live today – Landscapes as Mind-Openers;
What we need to develop – Landscapes for urban futures.
Added to these rich illustrated thematic project-essays the book contains two portraits and two other essays.
Portrait Anaïs Leger-Smith: Jacqueline Osty – Urban Poetry
Portrait Nazli Tümerdem: Metropolitan Trails – ‘A New Way of Being on Earth’
Essay Andrea Kahn: THINKING ABOUT HOW DESIGNERS THINK ABOUT SITE
Essay Riccardo Mastini: PUBLICNESS BEYOND CRITICAL CARE: A GREEN NEW DEAL
As always, an independent jury of practising landscape architects from different European countries has selected the projects. The jury for this edition consisted of Jandirk Hoekstra
(chair), (NL), Daia Stutz, S2L (CH), Varpu Mikola, Nomaji (FIN), Catarina Raposo, BALDIOS (P) and Luka Javornik, Studio AKKA (SLO). The editorial board consist of Lisa Diedrich (editor in chief),
(Berlin/Malmö), Mark Hendriks (Utrecht), Claudia Moll (Zürich), Anais Léger-Smith (Toulouse), Sonia Curnier (Lausanne).
Landscape Architecture Europe (LAE) is a foundation that seeks to enhance the dialogue in landscape architecture on a European level by publishing a triennial yearbook. Produced for the
LAE Foundation and European Region of International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA Europe), the books aspire to be the definitive critical review of the state of the art
of European landscape architecture.